Parallel Verses

Williams New Testament

If you get forgiveness for people's sins, they are forgiven them; if you let people's sins fasten upon them, they will remain fastened upon them."

New American Standard Bible

"If you forgive the sins of any, their sins have been forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they have been retained."

King James Version

Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

Holman Bible

If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

International Standard Version

If you forgive people's sins, they are forgiven. If you retain people's sins, they are retained."

A Conservative Version

If ye forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them. If ye retain of any, they are retained.

American Standard Version

whose soever sins ye forgive, they are forgiven unto them; whose soever'sins ye retain, they are retained.

Amplified

[Now having received the Holy Spirit, and being led and directed by Him] if you forgive the sins of anyone, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of anyone, they are retained.

An Understandable Version

Whosever sins you forgive, they will be forgiven [by God]. And whosever sins you do not forgive, they will not be forgiven [by God]." [Note: Actual forgiveness would result only when people responded, by faith, to the Gospel message. See Acts 2:37-38].

Anderson New Testament

Whosever sins you forgive, they are forgiven them: whosever sins you retain, they are retained.

Bible in Basic English

Any to whom you give forgiveness, will be made free from their sins; and any from whom you keep back forgiveness, will still be in their sins.

Common New Testament

If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."

Daniel Mace New Testament

whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye leave unpardoned, they are lest unpardoned."

Darby Translation

whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted to them; whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

Godbey New Testament

Whose sins you may remit, are remitted unto them; whose sins you may retain, have been retained.

Goodspeed New Testament

"Receive the holy Spirit! If you forgive any men's sins, they are forgiven them, and if you fix any men's sins upon them, they will remain fixed."

John Wesley New Testament

Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted to them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

unto those whose sins ye release, they shall be released; and unto those whose sins ye retain, they shall be retained.

Julia Smith Translation

Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted to them: whose soever ye retain, they have been retained.

King James 2000

Whosoever's sins you remit, they are remitted unto them; and whosoever's sins you retain, they are retained.

Lexham Expanded Bible

If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them. If you retain [the sins] of any, they are retained."

Modern King James verseion

Of whomever sins you remit, they are remitted to them. Of whomever sins you retain, they are retained.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whosoever's sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them: And whosoever's sins ye retain, they are retained."

Moffatt New Testament

If you remit the sins of any, they are remitted: if you retain them, they are retained."

Montgomery New Testament

"Receive the Holy Spirit. If you remit any one's sins, they are remitted; if you retain them they are retained."

NET Bible

If you forgive anyone's sins, they are forgiven; if you retain anyone's sins, they are retained."

New Heart English Bible

Whoever's sins you forgive, they are forgiven them. Whoever's sins you retain, they have been retained."

Noyes New Testament

Whosever sins ye remit, they are remitted to them; whosever ye retain, they are retained.

Sawyer New Testament

Those whose sins you forgive, are forgiven; and whose you retain, are retained.

The Emphasized Bible

Whosesoever sins ye shall remit, they are remitted unto them, whosesoever ye shall retain, they are retained.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

whose soever sins ye forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins soever ye retain, they are retained.

Twentieth Century New Testament

If you remit any one's sins, they have been remitted; and, if you retain them, they have been retained."

Webster

Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted to them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

Weymouth New Testament

If you remit the sins of any persons, they remain remitted to them. If you bind fast the sins of any, they remain bound."

World English Bible

Whoever's sins you forgive, they are forgiven them. Whoever's sins you retain, they have been retained."

Worrell New Testament

Whosesoever sins ye remit, they are remitted to them; whosesoever sins ye retain, they are retained."

Worsley New Testament

and whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; but whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

Youngs Literal Translation

if of any ye may loose the sins, they are loosed to them; if of any ye may retain, they have been retained.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἁμαρτία 
Hamartia 
Usage: 143

ye remit
ἀφίημι 
Aphiemi 
Usage: 57

ἀφίημι 
Aphiemi 
Usage: 57


Usage: 0

κρατέω 
Krateo 
Usage: 33

Context Readings

Jesus Appears To The Disciples

22 On saying this, He breathed upon them, and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit! 23  If you get forgiveness for people's sins, they are forgiven them; if you let people's sins fasten upon them, they will remain fastened upon them." 24 Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, who was called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came in.


Cross References

Matthew 16:19

I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you forbid on earth must be what is already forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth must be what is already permitted in heaven."

Matthew 18:18

I solemnly say to you, whatever you forbid on earth must be already forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth must be already permitted in heaven.

Mark 2:5-10

When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralyzed man, "My son, your sins are forgiven."

1 Corinthians 5:4

for when you met I too met with you in spirit by the power of our Lord Jesus --

Acts 2:38

Peter said to them, "You must repent -- and, as an expression of it, let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ -- that you may have your sins forgiven; and then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit,

Acts 10:43

To this very One all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in Him is to receive the forgiveness of sins through His name."

Acts 13:38-39

So, my brothers, you must understand that through Him the forgiveness of your sins is now proclaimed to you,

2 Corinthians 2:6-10

To a man like that, this censure by the majority has been sufficient punishment,

Ephesians 2:20

for you are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself the cornerstone.

1 Timothy 1:20

Among these are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have turned over to Satan to be so disciplined that they will stop their abusive speech.

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